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Old 09-01-2010, 02:11 AM   #21
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Doesn't look like a tripod jiggle too me. It doesn't look to me like anything is really blurred but the light line. The engines themselves look fine too. You will notice that the white line on the NS engine is straight as an arrow. Were there any crew members outside with lanterns? The walking motion created when carrying a lantern will create streaks exactly like that. I would say that or a walkway light that slightly was bouncing.
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
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